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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 27, 2010 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: File splitting program (non dead related)

Can someone tell me what program I can use to split one large audio file into smaller files. The large file is about 120 minutes and I'm trying to split it in half to burn onto two discs. Thank you, and if there are any of you in the St.Louis area attending Dark Star this Friday or Furthur on 11/11 let me know so we can meet for a beer and some fine tunes!!

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Poster: deadmax Date: Oct 27, 2010 8:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Where have you been? I haven't seen you here in a while. Nice to know you are still our there.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 28, 2010 5:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Thanks for noticing Deadmax! Spending most of my time and energy trying to get off the state's payroll (unemployment) and onto someone else's payroll instead. And while I spend endless hours on the computer during the day I have to discipline myself from the trappings and distractions that are only a mouse click away. Then when evening rolls around I distance myself from the proximity I share with the monitor. Maybe with the colder/darker weather upon us I can return to the fun and info shared on this site with all you fine forumites!! Hope you are well.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Oct 28, 2010 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Sounds like a healthy relationship with the computer. Things are good here in Mississippi, still too warm though but it might start cooling down in November. Just been a long, hot summer. Work is about to change and I'm looking forward to moving when the girls are out of school. Few years yet. Hope to see you around more.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 28, 2010 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Cool. Yeah it was still in the 80's and 70's here in St. Louis until today when fall decided to show up. I remember being in Jackson when the city got coated with ice overnight and there were city workers in the back of pickups shoveling sand onto to Main St. Odd sight but understandable.

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Poster: Leonard Liotta Instructor English Date: Oct 30, 2010 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Here is what I do with large WMA is a straight conversion, as is, to FLAC via . It is still 3 hours, now I use NCH's "switch coverter"---------> FLAC. Next, I use NCH's splitter (many use Audacity but I find this program easier)
to 70-75 minutes, then burn with Express Burn or CD XP.

I rarely use i-tunes to make wav. files.

Hope that helps.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 30, 2010 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Thank you Leonard. I may give that a try. Have a great weekend.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 27, 2010 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

i've had a few (minor) issues with the NCH products that vapors recommends, and yet, i would take his suggestion due to the program he is suggestion being fairly simple to use, since it sounds as though you are looking just for something for a one-time use

a more advanced option would be audacity, but it may be too feature-rich for what you are looking to do, but it would do the trick of course

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

a fairly decent program that i've used a few times, and is specific for what you are looking to do, is CD Wave; i cannot recall if there is a fee for using however

http://www.milosoftware.com/cdwave/

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 28, 2010 5:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Thank you for your input Arbuthnot. Nice to see you're still slumming around the forum. Been a long time since my infrequent trips back here, but its always a pleasure seeing a lot of the same folks still contributing. Still in the Providence area?

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 27, 2010 4:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

I use WavePad from NCH Software to edit all my audio files. This program has a great deal more to offer than just the ability to split a file. No doubt others will have more suggestions, but I use it everyday and heartily recommend it, along with some of their other software: Switch, SoundTap, Express Rip, and Golden Records.

They do offer a free program called Slice Audio Splitter; it appears that it is limited in its capabilities but may be worth checking out.
http://www.nch.com.au/splitter/index.html

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 28, 2010 5:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Thanks Vapors. That Splice program may be the ticket. My needs and uses are very limited so I may give that a whirl and the price is right!!

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Oct 28, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: one man gathers what another man spills

I'm looking for a free one that joins files as well as cuts them. Preferably one that works for video files as well as audio files. Anyone have any ideas about that?

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Poster: CharlieMiller Date: Oct 27, 2010 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

CDWAVE is the best program, it will even work with flac files.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Oct 28, 2010 5:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: File splitting program (non dead related)

Thanks Charlie. I would also like to thank you for all your effort and devotion that goes into all the top notch recording you upload. I have replaced several previously recorded Dead shows with ones you have redone. Do you know or have very met Rob Eaton from Dark Star? He is also an accomplished engineer who has remastered a fair amount of shows although his night job limits his production. No doubt you two would have endless conversation. Thanks again for the info and your hard work-the Dead/Archive community truly appreciates it.